Questions & Answers (F.A.Q) - What do the terms Name Servers and DNS mean?

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What do the terms Name Servers and DNS mean?

Name Servers, "nameservers" or DNS stands for a program or computer server that implements a name-service protocol. Name Servers are configured to answer requests and to translate a domain name into an IP address. Name Servers are necessary for all domains, because the Internet traffic is routed by IP addresses, not domain name. When any Internet user types a domain name into a web browser, the browser looks up the IP address.

Any domain name have to specify a primary name server and at least one secondary name server ( in case that the primary one is not reachable). When you sign up with Host Color we send you a Welcome mail that provides an information about the name servers you have to use to point your domain name to our servers.


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